Halfway through his term in office, President Barack Obama faces a crisis that could most probably doom his chances of being re-elected - he's running out of gas.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day ought to be expanded. One day every April - this year, it'll be on Thursday - parents bring their kids to workplaces to help them "envision their future and begin steps toward their end goals." It's a great program, but why limit it to kids 8 to 18? In these difficult economic times, we middle-aged people need dreams and aspirations, too. That's why, every year, I spend ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Buckingham Palace published the Royal Wedding guest list on Friday and it does not include President Obama. Only crowned heads of state are invited. Obama's only credential would be that he once joined in a shoot-around with the Sacramento Kings. The King of Bahrain scored an invite to the Royal Wedding Friday despite his human rights record. All kings were invited. We haven't had a crowned head ...
At Easter, I am more than a little dismayed by some of the mistaken notions circulating in the nation's Sunday schools.
There are certain times throughout the year that lend themselves to reflecting on what has been and creating a new plan for what will come next.
There is a struggle now being waged in Washington, the outcome of which will determine whether the nation's economy will grow or continue to falter.
Oh, the irony of poetic justice. Every once in a while it happens. In the Bible story of Esther, Jew hater Haman was hung on the same gallows he'd originally set up to hang Queen Esther's Jewish uncle. In the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie, the Nazi double agent who claimed to "believe" in the grail, but secretly loved the swastika, fell to her death after greedily reaching for the grail. After November ...
In the budget fight over last weekend, Democrats and Republicans showed that they were willing to compromise on spending.
Boy, are accountants going through a rough patch now - even rougher than we taxpayers are.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? U.S. Senator Harry Reid stood on the U.S. Senate floor Friday and warned of all the dire consequences a U.S. government shutdown would have on the nation. Younger people don't care at all. He said U.S. meat inspections could be delayed, so Taco Bell won't be affected. Senate Democrats blamed the massive federal budget deficits on Republican tax cuts Friday in TV interviews. They said the wealthy aren't paying ...
If we really care about our children's future, now is the time for Americans on both sides of the aisle to cast aside their political aspirations long enough to carry on an adult conversation about debt reduction and spending cuts.
Recently, I celebrated my 18th birthday, which for most newly-turned 18-year-olds really means nothing practically other than, if they were so inclined, they can buy cigarettes now and, if they break the law, they'll be charged as an adult.
The current furor over the national budget is ample proof of the fact that federal budgets should be completed in time and based on reality, and not based on welfare-state politics.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? President Obama warned workers at a wind turbine factory in New York Wednesday to get used to high gas prices until his green-energy policies take root. That's not what they came to hear. Gas prices are so high in New York that the rats are car-pooling in from New Jersey. The White House had mountains of dirt on the lawn Wednesday from all the digging on the ...
"You are not leaving the house dressed like that, young lady!'' "Oh, Mother, all my friends are dressing this way!" "In high heels, hip-hugger pants and a tube top that leaves your stomach exposed? I don't think so!'' "But, Mother, don't you know that the popular culture has been driving fashion for years? So many TV shows feature young girls wearing provocative clothing. Is it any wonder younger and younger girls are dressing this way?" ...
What America needs is a good Productivity Boosting Nap Pod, a device that looks like a dentist chair with a roof. As luck would have it, this 310-pound unit, that "provides optimal ergonomics for napping," is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $16,000. Dagwood Bumstead take note.
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Alzheimer's Disease costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion per year, about $140 billion of which is a direct federal budgetary cost to Medicare and Medicaid. On our present course, this cost will quintuple to $1 trillion by 2050. It is the major driver up the steeply rising health care cost curve. Given this context, the most important question for health policy is not the green eyeshade question of who-pays-how-much that has come to dominate ...
HOLLYWOOD-Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
History is one of our greatest teachers.
When executives of corporations are caught aiding and abetting criminal behavior of their employees, the executives are prosecuted and the businesses are destroyed.
Louis Brandeis, who served on the United States Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939, once warned, "Our government teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
Big news for those who think there aren't consequences in our media when professional talkers cross the line, or when famous reporters mess up and don't fix their mistakes without qualification, or do so begrudgingly. We now see proof of the law of consequences.
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?